Jul 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
laden was working on when he was killed in pakistan. coming up the messages bin laden was exchanging with a senior al qaeda member about an attack. >>> your time is 6:37. california is now the first state in america to require public schools to add the studies of contributions made by gay citizens. governor jerry brown signed this landmark legislation yesterday. beginning in 2015 social study classes will have to include curriculum about the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. the conservative group savecalifornia.com says parents rights are being trampled here. they are urging parents to remove their children from public schools. >>> 6:38 is the time right now. we thrown is a back up the at toll plaza. what is going on? >> it is gridlock. the metering lights went on five minutes ago. traffic is inching along. so give yourself an extra 15 minutes to get to the city. look at how far that backup extends. otherwise you will be sitting in it for some time. let's go to 680 in fremont. cars on the right hand side are southbound as you drive toward san jos
Jul 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
. investigators poring over information found in bin laden's pakistan compound say he was plotting to kill the president by shooting down air force one. bin laden was also working on a diabolical scheme to mark the upcoming tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. martha raddatz has a special report coming up on "good morning america." >>> the fbi is launching its own investigation into the widening hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch. investigators are looking into whether murdoch's new york-based news corp employees tried to access cell phone messages and records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch is defending his company to "the wall street journal," a newspaper that he owns saying his executives made only minor mistakes. >>> insanity defense may be in the works for a new york man charged with killing an 8-year-old boy. a judge ordered the suspect to undergo a mental evaluation. levy aron has told attorneys he hears voices and has had hallucinations. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: no matter how much they hear about the case. >> i don't know how anybody could do that.
Jul 14, 2011 2:35am EDT
were killed in 60 hours of terror. blamed on militants based in pakistan. these latest bombs have been describe as relatively crude and possibly the work of local militants. whoever's behind them, they've shown that india's largest city is still vulnerable. caroline hawley, bbc news. >>> the president and congressional negotiators return to the debt negotiations table today after yesterday's meeting ended in confrontation. those in the meeting said that president obama announced enough is enough, we have to be willing to compromise, before walking out of the room. the moody's rating service is threatening to downgrade the nation's credit rating because of this crisis. >> both sides really locking horns. >>> new light is being shed on the problem of american kids and obesity. and two harvard doctors are weighing in. >> what they're saying about overweight children has just about everybody taking sides on this. abc's lana zach explans the controversy. >> reporter: thanks, peggy and daniel. it's really a radical idea and it's intended to get people talking about childhood obesity. in "the
Jul 28, 2011 2:05am PDT
. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant terrorist threat